A bail agent is licensed to transact Bail bonds and all aspects of bail required to have a defendant released from jail or court custody through the use of a bail bond. The agent is licensed by the California Department of Insurance.
The State of California allows for several ways to post bail:
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By acting as the co-signer, you have agreed to be financially liable to our company for the full amount of the bail bond. If the court declares that the bail bond is forfeited due to non-appearance, you are obligated to pay the full amount of the bail.
THIS SHOULD BE AVOIDED. The court may look upon the defendant's failure to appear as a willful act. If this happens, the court may issue a warrant and the defendant may be subject to arrest. Under some conditions, we may be able to contact the court and reassume the liability of the bond. If you know that the defendant is going to be late or delayed for court, call the court immediately. If you can't find the number, call us at (530) 295-0620, and we may be able to help.
Yes. We must be able to contact all parties related to bail contracts at all times.
One of the benefits of posting a bail bond is that the defendant is free to conduct his or her life as usual. Unless instructed by the court, the defendant is free to leave the area as long as he or she appears before the court as directed.
The bail bond is good as long as the case lasts. However, the terms of the contract state that the bail bond premium is paid annually.
No. Your liability under our contract is strictly financial.
Most bail bonds provided by 2BFREE do not require real property as collateral, only a co-signer's signature. If real property is taken, a certified copy of the exoneration is required to notify us that you are no longer responsible for the bond. Once we receive the exoneration, we can return the collateral to you
In any criminal matter, the defendant should consult with a defense attorney regarding his or her rights. Many attorneys offer a free consultation. Your bail agent in not allowed to give legal advice
At the first court appearance (arraignment), the defendant will be asked if he or she can afford an attorney. If the person says a public defender will be appointed before the hearing.